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: Sibelius

Spring Song 5.15 Frescobaldi
Toccata avanti la Messe; Ricercar dopo il credo; Toccata per I'Elevazione "Messa della Madonna" 5.30 Britten Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of John Dowland )
5.45 Vaughan Williams Variations for brass band


Unknown: Britten Lachrymae
Unknown: John Dowland

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Nielsen Symphonic Rhapsody Danish National RSO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
6.50 Mouton Nesciens Mater
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
7.00 Poulenc Sonata for piano duet (1918) Laurence Fromentin and Dominique Plancade (piano, four hands)
7.10 Dittersdorf Harp Concerto in A
Marisa Robles , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor lona Brown
8.00 CPE Bach Grande Symphonie in F,
Wql83 No 3 Berlin Akademie fur Alte Musik
8.40 Gershwin An American in Paris NYPO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas


Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Mouton Nesciens Mater
Director: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Laurence Fromentin
Piano: Dominique Plancade
Unknown: Marisa Robles
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Lona Brown
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Composer of the Week: Lalo

With Donald Macleod.
3: Stage Works. Although Lalo's ballet Namounawas not well received, the orchestral suites from the ballet became very popular and the composerwent on to write some of his most outstanding works. Prélude (Namouna, Suite No 1) RPO, conductor Yondani Butt Piano Trio No 3 in A minor
Barbican Piano Trio
Overture: Le Roi d'Ys
Radio France PO, conductor Armin Jordan Chant Breton , Op 31 Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano), Christian Ivaldi (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Yondani Butt
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Conductor: Chant Breton
Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara
Soprano: Christian Ivaldi

: Work in Progress

Writer Graham McCann describes working on his book about the Dad's Army series.


Unknown: Graham McCann

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Brahms Wie Soil Ich die Freude (Romanzen aus "Die Schone Magelone Op 33) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.12 Stravinsky Symphony in Three
Movements Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eduardo Mata
10.36 Scarlatti Sonatas
Fernando Valenti (harpsichord)
10.55 Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Oleg Kagan (violin), Natalia Gutman (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Harpsichord: Fernando Valenti
Violin: Oleg Kagan
Violin: Natalia Gutman
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: Morning Performance

Verbier Festival
Graeme Kay visits the chamber music series at Verbier Parish Church, where young performers have the opportunityto learn from experienced colleagues.
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn UBS Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Strauss Cello Sonata in F, Op 6
Han-Na Chang (cello), Lambert Orkis (piano) Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor, Op 66 Yura Lee (violin), Jian Wang (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Cello: Lambert Orkis
Violin: Yura Lee
Violin: Jian Wang

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a recital recorded at the 1999 Presteigne Festival.
David Campbell (clarinet), Alice Neary (cello), Gretel Dowdeswell (piano), Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style McCabe Sonata for cello and piano
Brahms Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano (R)


Clarinet: David Campbell
Clarinet: Alice Neary
Cello: Gretel Dowdeswell

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Young Musician of the Year Guy Johnston performs Schumann's cello concerto, recorded in Chester earlierthis year. This week's Elgarcycle continues with a work dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII. Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Guy Johnston , conductor Rumon Gamba Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat Conductor Edward Downes


Unknown: Guy Johnston
Unknown: King Edward Vii.
Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Guy Johnston
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Making Track*

Today Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker 's selection of music for younger listeners is mostly from across the Atlantic - Canada, the United States and Argentina. Visit the Making Tracks website: www.bbc.co.uk/makingtracks


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Choral Evensong

Live from Chester Cathedral. Introit: 0 for a Closer Walk (Ives). Responses
(Sanders). Psalm 119, wl45-176
(Crotch, Battishill, Wesley, Foster). First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 45, wl5-25. Office Hymn: Lord of Beauty (Regent
Square). Canticles: Brewer in D. Second Lesson: John 8, w31--47. Anthem: The Water of Life (Paul Leddington Wright ).
Hymn: Filled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle). Christ's Blessing (
Paul Leddington Wright ). Organ Voluntary: Fantasy and Fugue in B flat (Boely).
Director of music David Poulter. Assistant director of music Benjamin Saunders. Assistant organist Philip Stopford.


Unknown: Chester Cathedral.
Unknown: Paul Leddington Wright
Unknown: Paul Leddington Wright
Music: David Poulter.
Music: Benjamin Saunders.
Organist: Philip Stopford.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter presents a selection of music and an update of the latest news and views from the arts world.

: Performance on 3

Bohemian Journey
Live from St David 's Hall in Cardiff. The first concert in a major new season from Wales presenting the first complete cycle of Dvorak symphonies to be performed in Britain for nearly 40 years, together with other highlights of the Czech repertoire.
Susan Bullock (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo), Kim Begley (tenor), Matthew Best (bass), Adrian Partington (organ), Bristol Choral Society,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
Dvorak Symphony No 4 in D minor
8.10 Twenty Minutes: The Spirit of Prague
The first offive readings accompanying the "Bohemian Journey" season. Nigel Anthony reads Ivan Klima 's cultural and political tourof Prague, past and present.
8.30 Janacek Glagolitic Mass (original version)


Unknown: St David
Soprano: Susan Bullock
Soprano: Ameral Gunson
Tenor: Kim Begley
Bass: Adrian Partington
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Ivan Klima

: Night Waves

Sarah Dunant presents the live debate programme which tackles the thornier topics in contemporary culture, exploring the ideas that lurk between the hype and the headlines.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's selection includes Miles Davis 's Concierto de Aranjuez, Roger Doyle 's Under the Green Time, and Traveller from Talvin Singh 's album OK. Plus Russian gypsy soul from Lilya Shishkova and Rosy Na Snegu.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Roger Doyle
Unknown: Talvin Singh
Unknown: Lilya Shishkova

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. 12.05 Samuel-
Rousseau Scherzo (15 Pieces for Organ)
12.10 Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
12.25 Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor 1.00 Guilmant Organ Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 42 Gabriel Pierne Three Pieces, Op 29 Widor Organ
Symphony No 6 in C minor, Op 42 No 2
2.10 Elgar Sea Pictures 2.30 Britten
Sacred and Profane 2.45 Eugene Bozza Jour d 'Ete a la Montagne


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Rousseau Scherzo
Unknown: Gabriel Pierne
Unknown: Eugene Bozza

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together 3.15 First Steps in Drama
3.30 Words Alive 3.45 Numbertime
Mental Maths 4.00 Megamaths Mental Maths 4.15 Listen and Write 4.35 Time and Tune 4.55 Programme Preview

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